Restricted Membership and Licensure

Restricted Membership and Licensure entitles that member to perform the authorized practices comprising the clinical practice of midwifery under the supervision of a supervisor approved in writing by the Council and subject to any conditions or restrictions to which her or his licence is subject.


Restricted membership and licensure is available to a person who:

  • has not successfully completed a recognized midwifery education program or an approved assessment process and is not registered as a midwife in another Canadian jurisdiction 
  • has not successfully passed the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination (CMRE)

Application Process

  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the Registrar of the SCM to discuss eligibility for Restricted Membership and Licensure. Typically, an applicant who is seeking a restricted licence, must have a Saskatchewan employer who is prepared to offer the applicant the necessary resources and provide the appropriate support to enable midwifery practice under a restricted licence.
  • A person with a restricted licence must comply with any conditions and restrictions set out in that licence and must practise midwifery under the supervision of a supervisor approved in writing by the Council.
  • A plan outlining how the applicant will meet the requirements necessary to enable registration as a full practising member must be submitted with the application. The “Supervision Plan” form is included with the application package – the form must be completed with all necessary signatures.

Application process


NOTE: The authority to review and approve/deny applications for Restricted Membership and Licensure with the Saskatchewan College of Midwives is delegated to the Registrar by the Council, as provided for in Section 21(1) of The Midwifery Act.

An applicant may request Council to review a decision of the Registrar by sending a written notice outlining the grounds on which the review is requested within 30 days after the Registrar’s decision. The Council can revise or confirm the Registrar’s decision and the applicant is entitled to make personal representations to Council if they wish.Decisions of the Council are final and binding and there is no appeal from them.